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Capture run error

  • 1.  Capture run error

    Posted 04-06-2021 13:07
    Hi, I've downloaded capture as both the exe and MSI files multiple times, always installs successfully, but whatever I do, whenever I run the application I get a javascript error (see screenshot).  I read the known issues and tried disabling my antivirus entirely, this doesn't seem to change anything...once I have the error you can see, if I press OK or close the error window, the capture loading screen remains frozen, and I have to end the application through task manager to get rid of it.  Any idea why the program won't run, or what the solution might be?  My laptop easily exceeds the requirements and I'm not running lots of other programs or anything.  I have repeatedly uninstalled, reinstalled, restarted the machine, shutdown, updated windows, etc but can't get any other result.  

    Thanks, 

    Martin


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    Martin Griffith
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  • 2.  RE: Capture run error

    Posted 04-07-2021 14:25
    Hi Martin, 

    Sorry to hear you are experiencing problems. 

    Do you know if you successfully stopped the antivirus scan entirely? It looks like similar problems customers have had, where their antivirus is blocking the backend of the application until scanning is complete, and then it runs successfully, so it's odd this is a recurring issue. 

    Could you please send a screenshot of the second half of the error if you scroll down please?

    Best regards, 

    Tom 


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    Tom Chiles
    Product Manager Blue Prism
    Europe/London
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  • 3.  RE: Capture run error

    Posted 04-08-2021 10:07
    Hi Tom, 

    Yeah I've been assuming from the known issues listed that it was antivirus, but I've definitely turned the whole antivirus off inc real time protection, I even turned my firewall off as well and tried again this morning and still got the same error!  I'll keep trying to find any other 'protection' on this machine but I'm pretty sure everything is off now.  The 2nd half screenshot is attached

    Th
    anks

    Martin

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    Martin Griffith
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  • 4.  RE: Capture run error

    Posted 04-08-2021 16:37
    Hi Martin, 

    Could you please try
    1) fully delete/uninstall all versions of Capture
    2) go to C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\Temp and delete \comtypes_cache folder
    3) reinstall/download v2.

    Please let me know if this changes anything. 

    Best regards, 

    Tom


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    Tom Chiles
    Product Manager Blue Prism
    Europe/London
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  • 5.  RE: Capture run error

    Posted 04-09-2021 16:05
    Hi Tom, 

    I've tried these steps - I don't seem to have that temp/cache file - I don't have an 'appdata' folder under my username, but I've also searched the whole drive for various parts of the filename and come up with no results.  I have however cleared all temp files, downloads, etc from my machine and removed all traces of Capture install files and versions.  Still the same error!

    Any more ideas?  Thanks for the help on this!

    Martin

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    Martin Griffith
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  • 6.  RE: Capture run error

    Posted 04-12-2021 09:55
    Hi Martin,

    The AppData folder is hidden by default on Windows 10, please could you enable this setting shown below in your File Explorer:

    Thanks,

    Rhys

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    Rhys Lintern
    Product Owner
    Blue Prism
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  • 7.  RE: Capture run error

    Posted 04-12-2021 10:56
    Hi Rhys, 

    Ah ok, thank you - found it and that seems to have done the trick!  

    Thanks very much for your help with this - it's actually quite useful that things didn't work straight away for me as I'll probably be the one trying to get some of our clients to install and record, so atleast I know now a couple of possible fixes if they have any trouble!

    Thanks again to yourself and Tom

    Martin

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    Martin Griffith
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  • 8.  RE: Capture run error

    Posted 04-12-2021 15:50
    Glad to hear it resolved the issue Martin!

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    Rhys Lintern
    Product Owner
    Blue Prism
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Blue Prism Capture is an on-premise solution that combines task extraction and computer vision to auto generate screenshots, step descriptions, process data, and process flows, from a process owner demonstration of the as-is process. The captured flow can then be viewed and optimized by a process analyst, who can add further notes, definitions, and rearrange the steps in the flow, to produce a Process Definition Document (PDD) ready to be used by developers. Capture is free to use at the initial general release, with additional capabilities such as export to Blue Prism processes being developed in future releases.
Capture v2.1 is available at no extra costs to all Blue Prism customers, with the software available to download on the Blue Prism Product Portal.
Capture v2.1 is available at no extra costs to all Blue Prism customers, with the software available to download on the Blue Prism Product Portal.
The known issues list for Blue Prism Capture can be found here.
Blue Prism Capture is free to use at the initial general release, with additional capabilities such as export to Blue Prism processes being developed in future releases. It is currently available to all Blue Prism Customers, with the software available for download on the Blue Prism Product Portal.